Our Food and Wine Tours

Our Local Cuisine and Wine Private Tours

We offer tours and travel planning services in English, French and Italian starting at 25 EURO per person with local professionals Anne Jordan and Simona Palenga. We have a passion for local cuisine and farming, wine and culture. We also work with Avant Guides and multiple guides in local oenotourism, so if we cannot give you the tour we know someone who can!

BAZADAISFARM 1/2 or full day tour of beautiful French countryside village, UNESCO cathedral, taste local products like Bazadais cattle, fois gras and Graves wines. Tours can be customized to clients preferences. Meet the farmers and their animals. We suggest local restaurant options for lunch and make the reservation for you. Starting at 120 EURO for two (1/2 day, no lunch). Each additional person is 40 EURO.

BAZAS 2hr tour of the charming UNESCO village of Bazas, once considered the last bit of civilization before entering the Landes region. Includes local shops of regional products, from pate and canelé, to Graves and Sauternes wine. Starting at 25 EURO pp, including tastings. Two people minimum.

HUITRE 7hr tour including the historic beach town of Arcachon, local covered market, with group visit to an oyster and/or caviar farm. Private tour of oyster museum also possible. If you love boating, a private boat tour of the bay of Arcachon with oyster tasting is also possible (extra fee). Create the coastal day of your dreams! Two people minimum. Starting at 300 EURO. Each additional person is 100 EURO.

EELS 4hr visit (or more with lunch) at a local lamprey eel fisherman and tour of Saint Emilion with visit to local vineyard and Michelin lunch. Pricing varies depending on lunch and tour specifications. Seasonal tour offered from December-April. Two person minimum.

VINES 1/2 or whole day tour of the beautiful Sauternes or Saint Emilion vineyards with group tastings (private tastings incur an additional fee). Visit a local caviste (wine shop) to taste more wine styles with options to ship wine back to you home. Restaurant options for lunch are offered and booked. Learn some history while enjoying local wines! Best time of year for Sauternes is September-early November. No minimum. Pricing varies, so contact us directly for more information.

BORDEAUX HISTORY 2hr tour of the town which includes many the main historic buildings and interesting anecdotes on over 2,000 years of history. We try local food and drink along the way, but this is more of an introduction to the city.  Starting at 130 EURO for two adults, which includes all drinks and tastings. Each additional person is 40 EURO.

BORDEAUX FOOD late morning or afternoon options available, 2 1/2hr tour of the city from unique plates of local products to local cheese shops, meet local chefs and try unique products from the whole of the SW of France. Two person minimum, starting at 240 EURO which includes all tastings. Each additional person is 70 EURO for all tastings. Caviar visit and tastings are additional.

BORDEAUX MARKET 9am-1130am / 2 1/2hr tour of the market with tastings of local products, stop by pastry and spice shops to taste our way through the SW of France, but also history. Two person minimum. Starting at 150 EURO, which includes all tastings.

BAYONNE BEAN TO BAR 2pm-5pm / 3 hour tour of the historic chocolate capital of France, Bayonne. While discussing the history of chocolate in Europe, we visit a large local chocolate manufacturer and multiple small and independent producers making incredible chocolate, from bean to bar! 250 EURO plus 30 EURO pp for tastings.

Please contact us to book your tour now by emailing aquitaineguide@gmail.com! All of our producers and farmers are paid for their time prior to the tour. No tour is confirmed until payment is received. Full refunds are given with 7 days notice.

** Masks are required and antibacterial hand gel will be provided. To keep everyone safe and lower risk of possible contamination we cannot personally offer pick ups for 2022, but will be happy to arrange a driver if you do not have a ride.
Thank you so much for your understanding and supporting our small, woman-owned, local business! 

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